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>> i'll make it easier and faster for high skilled immigrants, graduates and entrepreneurs to stay and contribute to our economy. >> president obama throwing down the gauntlet with congress, pushing executive action on immigration reform shifting the focus on who should be deported. white house press secretary is going to join us live to talk about the penalty's plan. >> he gave us a shot and i'm planning on taking the most
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advantage of this by doing everything the right way. >> a lot of immigrants applauding the president's reform, sharing what it will mean to their families and daily lives. critics say it's a political move without meaning. >> three days until the deadline for a deal on iran's nuclear program. the world leaders are now meeting, the sharp differences that could keep agreement off the table. >> the snow keeps piling up in buffalo, postponing football and hockey games. the new threat facing those living there. >> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. >> i'm stephanie sy. republicans in congress say president obama will pay the price for going it alone on immigration. for now, the president is ignoring that threat. today in las vegas, he will sign a new executive action allowing millions of undocumented immigrants to remain in the united states. it's a plan he laid out to the american people in a prime time speech last night. >> the president also challenging republicans who don't like to it pass their own
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immigrationble. the president's executive action representing the biggest immigration. >> he has changed the difference in the way laws are enforced. >> keeping his. >> felons, not families, criminals, not children. gang members, not a mom who's working hard to provide for her kids. we'll prioritize, just like law enforcement does every day. >> that includes beefing up the border, extending visas for grad weltz and skilled workers. inside, president obama had a
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message for about half of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in this country. >> what i'm describing is accountability, a common-sense, middle ground approach. if you meet the criteria, you can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. >> with a focus on deporting criminals and those who recently crossed the border, it would shield from defortation undocumented immigrants who have lived here more than five years. they would ever to pass background checks and their children must be citizens or residents. dreamers would equal lie, young people brought here illegally by their parents. the president's action in if you infuriated republicans. >> pass a bill. i want to work with pot parties to pass a more permanent
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legislative solution. the day i sign that bill into law, the actions i take will no longer be necessary. >> before the president's speech, house speaker john boehner released this video message, saying mr. obama is not only by passing congress, but overstepping constitutional powers. >> the president had said before that he's not king and not an emperor, but he's sure acting like one. >> this vow. >> when the newly elected representatives of the people take their seats, they will act. >> we'll hear more reaction from capitol hill, house speaker john boehner plans a press conference in two hours. >> as we said of the show, the gauntlet has been thrown. what will congress do? >> republicans are saying that the president has poisoned the
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well by acting alone, but there was no indication on capitol hill. despite what the republicans are saying, it wasn't looking promising. there is the question of whether the republican-led house and senate could pass something in the coming months. the president has said go right ahead. if they did a piecemeal legislation approach, focusing on border security, the white house might be amenable to that. there was no indication at all that they'd work on trying to ease back on the deportations on the folks the president is trying to assist right now. >> the bill in the senate went nowhere in the house.
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libby, thank you very much. >> immigration reform supporters rallied outside the white house last night as president obama made his address. many cheered, and chanted obama, our friend as his speech unfolded. one immigrant in the country for 14 years said the announcement is life-changing for him and his family. >> this is awesome, what he gave and you say shot, and i'm planning on taking the most advantageous of this by doing everything the right way, because part of the u.s. nation. >> the president has also expanded deferred deportation to young migrants. it will extend to 2010, also flicks will no longer have to be under 31. let's go to dallas. good morning, how are the people in dallas who may be affected by this executive action reacting?
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>> last night, we watched the president's announcement at a dallas-area church where 80% of the members of undocumented. they hosted a watch party of sorts. the audience there was pretty evenly divided between people included in the action and just as many people who will not be. the families who have u.s. born children here were elated to hear the president's words, saying that is the culmination of years of struggle and wait, but just as many people there, who didn't have children born in the u.s., or who didn't enter the country early enough weren't young enough to qualify as dreamers, they were disappointed. >> i heard you interview that 17-year-old last night that missed it by one year, the act. is there fear that the changes could go away when obama leaves
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office? >> there certainly is a lot of that kind of fear. that individual you mentioned, he was 17 when he crossed the border, he's now 32. however, because that cut off for entering is still at 16, that part did not change, he is still excluded from the executive action. as to folks who qualify, there is a family who have been living in the united states for 20 years and have two u.s. born children opinion they plan on presenting themselves, getting this deferred deportation, deferred action. however, they do so, fully knowing that they may be trading in two decades of life that they've pit in the united states for just three years of temporary permission to stay here. no one knows, as you mention, what will happen after these three years, what a new president might do. >> thank you. we'll have much more on the human impact of president obama's immigration executive action coming up. >> how does america think?
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a new wall street journal poll show 48% of americans oppose the president's new action on immigration, 38% support it. 14% have no opinion or are unsure. 57% of americans favor a pathway to citizenship. that numbers shoots up when the pathway includes paying fines, back taxes and a background check. >> one outspoken critic of the president's immigration plan is the sacramento county sheriff. he spoke with america tonight. >> let's talk about true immigration reform, which is talking about 12 million men, women and children and come up with meaningful reform that takes every one of them out of the shadows not something to check a political box, watch our hands and be satisfied that in our own knowledge we think we've done something. >> stay with us for the latest on president obama's immigration action. at 7:50, we'll speak live with the white house press secretary
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young muslims will be allowed to attend friday prayers. it's the second weekend in a row the israeli officials lifted restrictions, coming as there are more clashes in jerusalem. palestinians angry over israel's decision to destroy the homes of the synagog attackers. >> world leaders in iran are meeting today on iran's nuclear program. that deadline may be pushed because because of disagreements. if they reach an agreement, it will curb iran's nuclear enrichment capabilities in
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return for the lifting of sanctions. >> relations between the u.s. and turkey have been tense in recent months because of differences over how to combat isil. turkey's border with syria has been a key he battleground in that fight. the turkish prime minister is in erbil this morning. we are following these developments from baghdad with imran kahn. why is their meeting significant? >> it's significant because there have been very strained relationships between turkey and iraq in general and the kurds stuck in the middle of this. the kurds are big exporters of oil to turkey. this press conference was positive, much like the press conference in baghdad was very positive, words like turning over a new leaf and new start, et cetera. what is key is the fact that the
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kurdish leader said out loud that if they wanted anymore troops to help with the fight against isil, they woulding willing to do that. the turks didn't want the peshmerga forces to go into kobane. they were very reticent. the fact that they've been able to say this out loud, the president said this right next to the prime minister is a key development. a new relationship has been formed. that's why this meeting was crucial both with the kurdish leaders and leaders in baghdad on thursday. >> what drove that breakthrough? is it because the region is so important economically for turkey? >> that's absolutely right, it's one of the biggest regions for turkey economic, $8 billion of year goes through kurdistan alone. the oil is a very key occasion of the trade strength between the two countries, beyond all of that, they share a border that
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is also the issue of turkish kurds, as well, which has long been a thorn at the side of the turkish government and iraq kurds who have come down on the side of the turkish kurds. there are lots of stumbling blocks in the relationship. the fact that they've managed to get an economic relationship is being seen as crucial for both sides in order to be able to move forward, and the reason for all of this, perhaps the only positive of the war against isil is the fact that it's forced all sides in this to cooperate. >> some important contacts there for us. imran kahn for us in baghdad, thank you. >> back here in the u.s., snow, it has been falling in upstate new york for three straight days, no place worst hit than buffalo. >> the super storm has dumped more than seven feet of snow there. >> can you imagine? buffalo continues to operate under a state of emergency, over 5,000 workers from around the state are digging out the crippled city. residents are still stranded and others racing to save their
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roofs from the heavy snow. >> even for people who have grown up weathering heavy snowfalls, this storm dumping four inches per hour has their attention. >> i've never seen thinking like this. 36 years in buffalo, this is crazy. >> two more feet of snow fell, snow drifts now up to 10 feet high. even the snowplows are prone to getting stuck. in three days, buffalo reached it's yearly snowfall average and 10 people have died. >> it's very sad. >> travel is near impossible with 135 miles of new york through way remaining closed. buffalo has a travel ban. >> people attempting to get in the car and drive, that is a mistake. >> rescuers have had to use heavy equipment to keep the death toll from climbing and get the sick or injured out of their homes. many are trapped, but their
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roofs are in trouble. some have already collapsed under the weight of the snow and more threaten to, like the one on this now evacuated nursing home. >> the roof is compromised. has not collapsed yet, but there is potential for it. >> the national weather expects more snow today. higher temps saturday could mean flooding and heavier roofers. new york's governor surveyed the scene and delivered doughnuts to response crews. >> all right. >> the nfl has moved sunday's buffalo bills game against the new york jets to detroit, acknowledging that the stadium and region won't be ready. the nhl sabres postponed their friday night game. >> the motor important thing is the safety of the people in the buffalo area. >> people in western new york are known for making the best of a snowy situation. take a look at the monitor. that's the golden snowball award
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given to the western new york city with the snowiest winter. syracuse has won nine out of 10 years but this year, buffalo that ha a commanding lead. as difficult as this storm has been, i doubt everyone in buffalo feels like celebrating. >> let's bring in meteorologist nicole mitchell with a look at what buffalo is facing today. nicole. >> i would say today is kind of the calm in between a couple of different problems we've had. this is looking out in buffalo this morning. you can see a lot less snow. through the day today, we could be talking an inch or two, trace apartments. the pattern has changed, helping us, but the changing is going to cause a different problem. today, you can see it on the radar, this is starting to wind down, these last couple frames a lot less than the initial frames. high pressure to the south is shifting the wind flow. it's also bringing in warmer air. this goes into the weekend. look at that warm air start to
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go nudge up. the forecast for somewhere like buffalo is really going to warm up. we have some cool air later in the period, but look at this, going from the 20's today to 50's, even 60's sunday and monday, but rain comes in. it amight only be a quarter inch, but you spread that out for example over your roofer, it's going to soak in the snow. thousands of pounds on the roof. i haven't shoveled a roof before, you need to be careful. this is going to add weight to everything and warm temperatures are going to melt the snow, so you can start seeing rivers and creeks flood due to the melting situation. >> more new arrests in ferguson overnight. >> protests over the police shooting of michael brown turning violent in some case. we are live in the city as they await a grand jury decision. >> president obama's executive action on immigration reform expected to affect millions
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living here in the u.s. and their families. a dreamer will join us life about what it means to her and her family. >> adrian peterson opens up about the child abuse allegations against him, saying they have completely changed his life. >> 4,900,000 is our big number. >> it is a serious recall involving a potential risk to small children.
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>> today's big number is 4.9 million, that is how many strollers being recalled. >> they involve models manufactured between august of 2000 and september of this year. it comes after 11 reports of finger injuries, some severe enough to require amputation. >> the folding hinge on the sides can pinch a child's finger and pose a hazard. if you have one of these strollers, call the company for a free rare kit. >> the ferguson police officer who fatally shot and killed michael brown is confident he won't face charges according to
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a union official. the grand jury will make a decision soon. the union official telling the associated press that wilson believes "justice will be served." >> we are live in ferguson this morning. what is the mood there as they wait now on pins and needles for this grand jury decision? >> pins and needles is a good way of putting it. the wait goes on and on and on. the grand jury is slated to meet close ferguson today. it is reported this will be their last meeting. we heard the 6:00 news on the local radio station and they report that the decision could come down at any time in the next 10 days, as the decision looms, protests appear to be breaking out sporadically around the area. >> overnight, at least two
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demonstrators were arrested as protests continued in ferguson for a second evening. wednesday night, five protestors were arrested from the area. tensions are running high. the grand jury will decide whether to indict darren wilson, a white police officer who shot and killed the black teen. after the shooting, protests broke out. police dressed in full squat gear used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds. michael brown's father doesn't want a repeat of what happened in august and is pleading for peace in a public service announcement. >> no matter what the grand jury decides, i do not want my son's death to be in vain. i want it to lead to change that makes the st. louis region better for everyone. >> in preparation for the decision, the governor has already declared a state of emergency, and has activated the nothing guard. some businesses have boarded up
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their store fronts just in case. >> it's just a precautionary measure. >> they want to avoid looting and rioting that erupted in august. >> some say they are expecting trouble. >> it sends the message that we are expecting the worst, and i worry about that. >> michael brown, sr. said his family is hurting, too. >> we lived through it together, this is our home, we are stronger united, continue to lift your voices with us and let's work together to heal to create lasting change for all people regardless of race. >> the grand jury is meeting today at this courthouse amid reports it's their final session. >> although we don't know when the grand jury decision will come down, local people here are asking law enforcement officials to give 48 hours notice so they can prepare. >> before you go, can you break
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down what happens next for officer wilson? >> the police chief tom jackson said last weekend that he would be welcomed back to work in the event he is not indicted, implying it will be an active roll. he rolled back on that, saying he was misquoted. if he is indicted, he will be fired. there is a report out there that the officer involved, darren wilson is in the final stages of he can cuting an exit clause in his contract to leave the police force. there is an investigation by the police itself into him, should he come back to work. of course the d.o.j. is looking not only at what happened here august 9, but also looking into the role of the ferguson police department. >> live for us in ferguson, thank you very much. >> new information about the man who opened fire thursday at florida state university. police say myron may may have thought the government was after him. authorities found journals and videos written by the attorney
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where he expressed these specific fears. the f.s.u. alumnus was shot and killed by police after he shot three people in the library. two are still hospitalized, one has been released. >> it is done. president obama announced that long awaited executive action on immigration, immigrants are are protected from deportation, including 4 million parents of illegal residents. 5 million authorized workers will be protected thanks to other reforms. the president taking steps to make it possible pour legal migration to the u.s. for skilled workers. executive action fulfills a campaign promise that was originally made in marsh, it was delayed twice and we're joined by a stanton island dream coalition. these aren't just words to you. your story is very personal about how the president's action affects your family and we should indicate that you're from pakistan. >> yes. we're really excited to hear
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about this executive action. my family is personally affected. i came to the united states with my family when i was just 10 years old, seeking medical treatment for my older sister, diagnosed with a brain tumor and had surgery, but unfortunately the after affects were deteriorating her health conditions for which we came here seeking medical treatment. due to error, we were denied our visa hand had to overstay 13 years longer than expected at the time. >> this act applies only to people who have children that are u.s. citizens. how does this directly impact your family? >> of course, this act gives me mixed emotions, you know, yes, my family would be eligible, because i have a younger sister who was born here, who is a citizen, so both my parents would be eligible. i'm excited and grateful that they'll experience the same relief i experienced when i got
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deferred action two years ago, thanks to now i'm a nursing school student, able to have a job as a field manager, able to work and actively fight for what's right. i'm excited for my family and for the millions of families that are positively affected by this. at the same time, you know, i was really hoping that president obama would have gone a lot more bold. he knew he was going to be credit sides regardless of what he did, so it would have been nice to see him go bold and go bigger and cover the parents of those who may not necessarily have citizen children or even people who don't have children. >> you are not shy about your political feeling. you told our producers "republicans are hell bent on making sure the president can't get his job done." why do you say that? >> because i mean, before president obama made this announcement, there was a lot of teasers, leaks, things out there that he's going to come out with this and republican rhetoric was going on and on about how they just need to stop him, you know,
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he's being tyrannical and really going out there and overstepping his boundaries and they're so focused on having him stopped doing his job that they don't realize that is a simple solution. >> maybe they haven't come up with all the options you and your coalition would like to see on the table. >> exactly. this is destruction at its finest, not doing their job and want to make sure it looks like the president is overstepping his boundaries and stopping him from doing what he should ever done a long time ago. the deportation family separation is at an all time high and this provides the relief so many families desperately need. >> thank you for being with us this morning. putting another face on this immigration debate. thanks. >> thank you. >> coming up at 7:50, we'll speak live with white house press secretary. >> a warm up is on the way, raising the temperature 20 degrees in this some places. >> meteorologist nicole mitchell
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is here with that. >> most people will think this is a good thing. we have the high that was also that slow, bringing the lake effect snow. that has shifted. it's bringing in warm air from the south. for most places, northern tier, that snow is going to melt. warm other for a widespread area. that is bringing in heavy moisture for the gulf coast with that these temperatures today, lots of 20's and 30's in the northern tier. sunday, much more widespread 50s. sort south, it is going to mean the setup for severe weather, possibly isolated tornadoes. >> even the good news is bad. >> immigration isn't just mean hope, it means change for entire families. >> >> one family sharing their personal story about struggling within the system and how they think the president's plan will change their lives. >> violence in mexico, protests
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over the experience of 43 students turned into a riot when some of the thousands who showed up began fight, police. >> the self imposed deadline to reach a deal on iran's nuclear program is close, but still out of reach. we are live in jerusalem where if the negotiations stand, he's going to update us. >> russian hackers could be hacking into your webcam and posting videos on line. one of the stories caught on our global net.
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>> you are looking live where vice president joe biden is expected to speak. talks are taking place rewarding russia's incursion into eastern you a crane. today's meeting comes on the first anniversary of the uprising that toppled former president yanukovych. >> key issues could prevent a
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deal with iran. >> anger over the blockbuster franchise hunger games, is it desensitizing kids to violence and war? >> buffalo new york bracing for more snow, slammed with seven feet of snow this week, more than the yearly average. it has buried several dozen homes and some residents had their roofers collapse from the weight of the snow. >> secret service agents made an arrest when they spotted a handgun. an iowa man was arrested near the white house. >> president obama said he will sign an executive action allowing close to 5 million -- >> republicans say the president's plan is -- he will pay a price for acting alone on
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immigration. president obama responded by challenging congress to pass an immigration bill. we are live in dallas. last night, you were with a group who could be affected by the president's new policy. how did that speech go over there? >> i was at a watch party as a dallas church where 80% of members are undocumented. the reaction to the president's words was strongly mixed. half the audience will not be included in this executive action because they do not have u.s. born children. plenty of people will benefit, like a family with two u.s. born children and another child who crossed the border when she was six. this is her story. >> breakfast at the kitchen table. >> the coffee's good. >> surrounded by family. each member here is appreciated, because for so long, they've lived with the fear that each
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meal together may be their last. >> my fall and i are undocumented. >> stephanie was six when she crossed the border to join her parents in the united states 20 years ago opinion the parents remain without legal authorization to be here, but torres has a temporary work permit because she arrived as a child. the new permit just arrived in the mail. >> oh, nice! it just came yesterday. it's so -- it's funny, because it's just a little card, but it's life-changing. >> the family has always been tight, a brother and sister were born in the u.s. >> if you want, you could wash them. he wants to wash them.
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>> her father works two jobs to support the family. >> the longer we have something to eat and a place to live, i'm happy. i'm ok. i'm ok. >> while you're undocumented, you can't own a house, you can't get on a plane, see your family outside of the country, you can't even legally drive here in texas. what burdens does that create for a family? >> it's a huge burden. if you can't drive your kids to school because you don't have a driver's license, you're risking your life every single morning. >> one year ago, torres' mother was arrested, held in a detention center for two months. now unless the government gives her another extension, she'll be deported in january. >> they don't say it, but we all think it, you know, my kids, of course we want to keep fighting for us to be together, because this is my family, and they need
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me and i want to be with them. >> it remains to be seen if obama's executive action will benefit people already under deportation orders. it appears more are certain that torres' father will be helped. >> what are the first things that you'll do once you are -- you have your documents in order? >> probably see my mom. she's in mexico. i have to see my mom, i haven't seen her in 20 years. >> we'll be able to breathe. we'll be able to live the normal life that we seek. >> the family remains hopeful it will be able to stay together and out of the shadows. >> they say they are especially hopeful for the father, because he's been waiting tables at the same restaurant for 18 years without promotion. they're hoping now with a work permit in hand, that might be
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his ticket to improvement to a better career. at the same time again, they say they stand in solidarity with their friends, who in their words were not lucky enough to have u.s. born children. they feel that they've shouldered the same struggles together and they should be reaping the benefits together, as well. >> that is the personal side. what about the politics. how are the people reacting to all the politics surrounding the announcement? is there fear that any changed could be undone if there is a republican president elected. >> they are wary. the silvas have lived in the u.s. for 20 years. they will register for the action, even though it means it might be trading in these two decades of life here for three years of temporary protection in the united states. they say that's a risk worth taking in order to be legalized. >> that you can very much. >> we'll speak live with the
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white house press secretary, josh earnest. >> clashes in mexico between rioters and police. tens of thousands gathering around the national palace calling on the president to resign. they are demanding the government find those 43 missing college students who disappeared two months ago. the demonstration began peacefully but took a violent turn when a group of mass protestors began fight, police. >> talks wrapped up in vienna between world powers and iran. the monday deadline on tehran's nuclear program was the subject. this is one of the biggest, if not the biggest foreign policy priorities for the white house. >> the u.s. has been working on this with iran for more than a decade and it may all come down to this weekend. when officials here in israel as well as senior u.s. officials
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agree if iran were to decide to make a nuclear weapon, it would take time to do so. they want to reduce the capacity or eliminate the capacity to make a nuclear weapon, in return, iran gets sanctions relief. it's not going to be easy. >> iran's built a vast nuclear infrastructure. it could be for peaceful energy or create components of a nuclear weapon. this last weekend may be the last best chance to make a deal that president obama regularly references. >> iran would have access to peaceful nuclear energy and we will have addressed peacefully with diplomacy one of the great effort challenges to international peace and security. >> the u.s. hope to say block iran's access to plutonium.
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u.s. hopes that monitors get enough access to know if iran is secretly creating a weapon. >> if iran truly wants to resolve it's differences with the international community and facilitate the lifting of an economic sanction, it will have no better chance than between now and november 24. >> if a deal is made, iran will get an economic boost, removing sanctions giving access to $120 billion in overseas accounts and $40 billion with oil sales every year. iranian students would be able to study in the west and iran will become more of a regional power. >> sanctions are the most important part of the problem. they must be removed. they have not produced any positive result. >> iran wouldn't have to destroy it's nuclear infrastructure and that's where opponents pounce. >> the idea of giving an
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enrichment capability to the iranians given 30 years of lying, deseat, american blood on their hands and recent tweets about annihilating israel to me is insane. >> don't sign a deal with iran. >> just yesterday, israeli intelligence minister called a press conference. israeli wants the u.s. to eliminate iran's ability to research and communicate with nuclear north korea. >> these loopholes are not totally closed. it enables -- >> despite the critics for 11 years, the u.s. and e.u. have negotiated. they know the details well but whether they can make a deal is anything by clear. >> the top u.s. negotiator says the negotiations are kind of like mushrooms, they do best in
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the dark. so we actually don't know really how close the two sides are to an agreement, but president obama's aides have said it's probably 50-50 that they'll come to a final deal by monday, either way, stephanie and del, most analysts believe they've made enough progress that there could some kind of extension of the interim deal. we'll see very soon the self-imposed deadline is only 80 hours away. >> i don't know if you want to make a mushroom analogy talking about nooks, but ok. there is a purported deal that russia is involved. >> basically, this is taking iran's what is huge uranium stockpile and shipping it out of iran so russia could convert it in such a way that it will be very difficult to use toward a nuclear weapon. u.s.-israeli officials say that is a good thing.
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there are three pathways to a bomb. that would only address one. israeli officials say all three have to be addressed in order for concerns to be alleviated. nick schiffron for us in jerusalem, thank you. >> japan this morning stepping up pressure on air bag supplier takata, ordering a full investigation and to share findings with the government. >> the airbags are linked to five deaths and millions recalled around the world. the fee effective airbags were also the subject of a senate hearing thursday. >> it explodes with such force that this metal shreds. >> senator bill nelson holding an air bag inflator, calling it unacceptable that a device designed to save lives is killing and maiming drivers and passengers. stephanie was badly injured last year when shrapnel exploded through the air bag and into her face. >> since that day, i've endured
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multiple surgeries and therapies. i have more to go still. my vision will never be the same. i will never be the same. >> injuries very similar to those suffered by cory burdick in a crash in his honda civic. >> i remember a big explosion. it sounded like a shotgun and my right side went black, pitch black. >> his car was moderately damaged in a low speed collision in may in florida. when the air bag deployed, a three-inch shard of metal, part of the in flightor slides into his face and eye. >> i realized i was bleeding out of my face. i went down to sit on the curb and i thought i was going to die right there on the curb. >> burdick shown here before his accident is now blind in his right eye. on capitol hill, an executive with air bag manufacture takata apologized. >> we are deeply sorry about each of the reported instances.
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>> but lawmakers wanted answers, asking takata and two of the automakers, honda and chrysler if they support the broader air bag recall now demanded by the government. all hedged, with takata clearly not onboard. >> does takata support the new nationwide recall? >> senator, it's hard for me to answer yes or no. if you allow me -- >> it is not hard for you to answer yes or no. >> also on the hot seat, the government agency in charge of auto safety criticized for not aggressively pursuing the problem. it's deputy administrator blaming takata for not being forthcoming. >> if the auto industry failed to live up to the law, we will hold them accountable. >> little solace to those who have already been harmed. >> i hope it don't happen to anybody else. >> a thought echoed by stephanie. >> i ask the committee to do everything in its power to make
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sure every vehicle with a defective air bag is made safe. >> lisa stark, aljazeera, washington. >> close 8 million cars have these detective airbags. the company has also registered and resisted a recall. >> let's look at other stories caught in our global net. officials in several countries are urging webcam pass words to be changed. russian highjackers are highjacking the devices and streaming the content live on a website, including webcams in the u.s. 4500 feeds they have coming from the u.s. you might want to make sure that's not one of yours. >> it could be used as a peeping tom advice, as well. italian politician reports he has promised free bees to elderly voter, dental implants and increased pensions. he was convict of tax fraud,
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currently banned from holding public office. he is doing community service. he said they can have free trips to the movies, as well. >> you can never count him out. >> reports covering kate middleton being remind the of a dress code, no jeans, sneakers, for women, skirts, suit and dressy pants. >> doesn't it rule out all of the united states? >> i don't know. >> up next, os the country debates the merits of president obama's new immigration plan, we'll go straight to the source. we're going to talk about it with josh earnest. >> an ancient civillation uncovered at the bottom of the sea. that's one of today's discoveries.
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>> it is time now for one of today's discoveries. the greek ministry of culture spotted a small underwater pom. >> i underwater archeologists identified fallen structures and a pory workshop embedded in the ocean floor. this should shed light on the archeological site where according to greek myth, the sun god apollo was born. >> right now they are calling for the sun god in buffalo. >> i saw that one coming, did you? sun god, apollo? >> yes, we talked about buffalo and the heavy snow. we want to talk about rain in texas. i membered that southerly flow that will warm us up. over the next couple days in the gulf coast, along with a low pressure area coming in, heavy rain over the course of the weekend. a couple inches, could be flooding rain and with the warmth, this could be a risk for severe weather, possibly
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isolated tornadoes, high winds the biggest threat, but watch for that and into the northwest, a very potent system, a lot of rain and high winds here, as well. >> what i'm describing is accountability, a common sense, middle ground approach. if you meet the criteria, you can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. >> president obama is going ahead with an executive action allowing millions of undocumented immigrants to remain in the u.s. he'll sign that order later in las vegas. the president challenging congress to pass their own immigration bill. we are joined now by the white house press secretary. mr. earnest, thank you so much for being on aljazeera america. >> good morning, thank you for having me he he. >> why was it so urgent the president take unilateral action now instead of giving the benefit of the doubt to this newly elected congress to pass permanent reform?
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>> that's a good question. you know, the senate acted in bipartisan action 500 days ago now. they passed a common sense comprehensive immigration support proposal. they got the support of 14 republican senators, there was strong bipartisan support that passed the senate. for more than a year and a half, house republicans ever refused to allow that piece of legislation to come up for a vote. they've been blocking that for a long time. they have not indicated they are willing to bring it up before the end of the year. we have a new congress coming in. two days after the election, john boehner was asked a question about whether or not he would consider bringing up immigration reform legislation in the new congress. he wouldn't commit to doing it. we've been waiting for house republicans for a year and a half to work on this. they won't do it. they have indicated they won't do it and won't commit to working on it the next year. the president is tired of waiting just like the rest of
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the country. we need to bring accountability to our immigration system and that's why the president took the action he did last night. >> here's what else speaker boehner said. >> in steady of working to fix our broken immigration system, the president said he's acting on his own. that's not how our democracy works. the penalty had said before that he's not king and he's not an emperor, but he's sure acting like one. >> is the president concerned that this action adds to the mistrust among branches of government that have turned off so many americans to the political process? >> first of all, the actions that the president took last night are legally unassailable, consistent with the kinds of executive actions used by president reagan and president george h.w. bush to rare our broken immigration system. there's no doubt about the legality of the steps the president took last night -- >> what about the message it sends to the american people?
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>> i think the message that it sends to the american people is that you have a president of the united states who has elected to use the executive branch and the authority of the executive branch to make progress for the country. he's using every element of his authority to make progress. it doesn't mean that we can't work with congress. we'd like to work with congress, have been trying to for two years. house republicans have blocked it. even though house republicans have said they will not consider it in the next congress, if they change their minds and say mr. president, you're right, we've got to bring accountability to our immigration system and address the problem, roll up sleeves to find common ground on immigration reform legislation, weaver done it once before. we should be able to do it again. if congress is able to pass that common sense comprehensive immigration reform legislation, the president will sign it into law and tear up the executive actions he announced last night. >> we've got to ask about
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international issues and working with congress. you're trying to make a nuclear deal with iran right now, want a fast track action for an asian trade deal requiring cooperation from on this. how does the president make sure his other priorities around setback now by a resentful congress? >> we cannot in our system of democracy, we cannot allow a disagreement over one issue to be a deal-breaker over every other issue. there are too many important issues that the american people want us to make progress on. we're going to disagree on immigration reform. fifty pieces of legislation to defund the passing of the affordable care act, but the president has never once come out and said if you vote to repeal my program, then i'm never going to work with you on anything. that's a completely unreasonable position. the penalty has said we're going to disagree on some things but let's make progress where there
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is common ground, we should be able to find common ground and there is common ground. republicans agreed that opening up overseas market would be good for our economy, we should make progress on that. the same is true confronting iran's nuclear program, lineups and democrats understand that it would be a significant threat to the global national security and certainly to american national security if iran were able to object take a nuclear weapon. that's why the president has been working with congress to put in place a sanctions regime against iran that has decimated their economy, brought the iranian regime to the negotiating table with the international community. weaver worked closely in congress to actually try to get these negotiations going and if we can get these negotiations over the finish line, we're going to work closely with democrats and republicans to implement that agreement in a way that's good for the united states of america. >> on immigration, how do you prevent this from becoming a huge bureaucracy in a system
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already back logged, all this paper work that is now going to be flooding into immigration courts? >> weaver actually seen a lot of our courts in other immigration related systems get back logged and choked because of the in efficiency in those systems. executive action that the president announced last night would streamline those systems to make it easier for people who have a legitimate interest in coming to this country to apply to do so. there's more congress could do to address those problems and we certainly want that to be part of any common sense immigration reform proposal. a lot of my republican friends on capitol hill talk about amnesty and accuse the penalty of pursuing amnesty for people who have -- >> i hate to cut -- >> doing nothing and that's exactly what house republicans are doing. >> i hate to cut off the white house press secretary. we appreciate your time this morning. >> no problem, thank you. >> we'll be right back.
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>> president obama unveiling his plan to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from being deported. republicans vowing a fight. >> stand up! [ screaming ] >> residents in ferguson take to the streets again ahead of the grand jury's decision in the death of michael brown. >> violent clashes over missing
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students, protestors coming to blows with police in mexico as anger mounts over how the government handled the disappearance of 43 students. >> the fight over the barrier on the border of detroit. why some argue it is meant to separate the haves and have notes. >> president obama is ignoring threats from republican leaders and going it alone with a new executive action that could allow close to 5 million undocumented immigrants to stay in the u.s. the policy would allow them to legally hold jobs, but a path to citizenship is not included in the plan. >> the president challenged republicans who don't agree, saying pass a bill of your own. we have more from washington. >> there are more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the united states. president barack obama will give a temporary police to less than half, lifting the threat of
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deportation for those in the country more than five years and have children who are american citizens, impacting fewer than 5 million people. >> what i'm describing is accountability, a common sense middle ground approach. if you meet the criteria, you can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. >> the next president could overturn it in january of 2017, leaving the government with a list of people who could be deported. >> moving on his own is controversial. the president has been saying for years he doesn't have the authority to act on his own. >> my job in the executive branch is supposed to be to carry out the laws that are passed. >> now the white house said they did another review of the law and the president can act without congress to a limit. republicans are threatening revenge. >> we're considering a variety of options but make no mistake, make no mistake, when the newly elected representatives of the people take their seats, they will act.
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>> in all likelihood, there's probably very little the republicans can do to stop the president on immigration, but they can try to make him pay in other areas, putting cuts or blocking his legislative agenda. white house officials admit they could do that but hope they won't. >> libby casey is in washington. good morning. we are hearing that the republicans, what can they do? >> they can stray to restrict funding. we have heard from the house appropriations committee that u.s. customs and immigration services is self-funded, so it isn't as easy to hit that department. if there is a showdown between the white house and republicans and it results in another government shut down, it is an agency that could keep operating because its collects its own fees. that could backfire.
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there are other ways to contradict riders to other appropriations measures or just gum up the works by not allowing nominees for posts, other than vital national security to go forward. those with the political actions that the republicans could take as the president has pointed out. they could also try to pass legislation that would codify some of these things that the president has done or push back on them, but that of course could be subject to a white house veto. >> how long will it be before the policy changes in this executive action will take effect? >> there's already information on the federal governments website about the time line and what will happen, but it's not overnight. the expansion of the program for the so-called dreamers, young people who were brought to this country as children, application processes open up in three months. for the much bigger group, the duties, who will be able to apply for work permits and such, that application process starts
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in six months, so people are warned not to be taken into scams saying there is faster action than that. people can now gather the paperwork, wimp can be a difficult process. >> a poll shows almost half of americans are against the president's new executive action on immigration. 48% oppose the president's plan, 38% support it, while another 14% ever no opinion or are unsure. >> more protests this morning in ferguson, missouri as that community awaits the grand jury decision. two people were arrested overnight, dozens of protestors blocked the police station street. some chanted killer cops have got to go. they want the grand jury to indict officer darren wilson for killing michael brown. that decision could come any day now. >> michael brown's father
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releasing that p.s.a. what was the message to protestors? >> the context behind the release of this message is those demonstrations that you just saw on the screen there. there have been sporadic instances, of permanent protest outside the police headquarters in ferguson. wednesday night, a small protest, five arrests, everybody from occupied the area who was arrested, nobody from within the area. last night thursday, another protest, two people arrested and police tactics from those who were there getting slightly more aggressive than they have been in the immediate past. enter mike brown senior with this video pleading to people in this area and those who might come into it to make a protest to keep calm, no matter the grand jury decision and no matter when it comes. >> no matter what the grand jury decides, i do not want my son's death to be in vain. i want to it lead to incredible
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change, positive change, change that makes the st. louis region better for everyone. >> the grand jury is meeting in a town next door to this one today. it is reported that this will be their last meeting. no word of when the decision will come down. local radio station here this morning reporting sometime in the next 10 days. >> what is being done to get ready ahead of this decision? >> i think it's fair to say people are keeping their heads down hoping for the best. beyond that, people are told to stockpile food, water and batteries just as if there were a big storm coming in. we're getting reports now that more businesses are being boarded up in the next door town where the grand jury has been meeting and will meet today. beyond that, we know the schools are going to get three hours notice if it's a weekday, 24 if it's a weekend and law
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enforcement and legal authorities are pushing to give them 48 hours notice, the better to prepare. >> new details released about the man who opened fire thursday at florida state university. myron may may have thought the government was after him. authorities found journals and videos written by the attorney where he expressed fears. the f.s.u. alumnus was shot and killed by police after he shot three people in the library. two are hospitalized, one released. >> vice president joe biden is in ukraine this morning, meeting with kiev officials to discuss the on going standoff in the east. his rival comes on the offers of the uprising that poppled the pro-russian regime. a ceremony was held honoring those who died in the clashes. biden is he can specked to announce an increase in military assistance but russia is advicing the u.s. not to provide
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the country with arms. >> in donetsk in you a crane, part of the donetsk people's republic, one of the two self declared represent are a activity areas. the marking of this day in western ukraine, there will be demonstrations later in the evening at the same time as they took place on november 21 last year when people started to assemble in protest at the announcement earlier that day of the moving away from this association deal with the european union. this day's also the day that the new coalition government in kiev after elections is announcing itself official and and announcing its policy. the vice president of the united states joe biden is in town. the united states has changed its position somewhat on the kind of aid that it might be willing to offer kiev in the future, talking now about nothing being off the table, a potential, as well as the aid that's been coming.
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already moscow has rejected that, saying that that would fume the conflict, accuses the west, the united states of having started in the first place. the people here in eastern ukraine, the new leadership here extremely con tender about that. the new coalition government that is setting up in key every will push for nato membership. poroshenko saying they are not ready, there have to be legislation for that. >> the u.n. says 1,000 people have been killed in ukraine since a september ceasefire was brokered. >> secretary of state john kerry just leaving vienna is now heading for paris after wrapping up talks on iran. there are some speculation the
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monday deadline maybe pushed back because of sharp disagreements between both sides. if they reach an agreement, it will lift sanctions for iran. >> an alleged assassination plot to kill israelis foreign minister, the hamas members planned to assassinate him this summer. young muslims once again allowed to attend friday prayers at the mosque, the second weekend in a row israeli officials have lifted the mosque restrictions. >> relations between the u.s. and turkey have been tense in recent months primarily because of the differences over how to handle isil. turkey's border with syria has been a key battleground in that tight. the turkish prime minister is in erbil. we report on the meeting. >> once again, this was a very positive press conference much like held on thursday in baghdad. both sides saying this was a
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turning over of a page and a renewed relationship. the two key things discussed were energy and security. there has been a key deal made on the oil, turkey can now receive kurdish oil, also a dispute that was between kurdistan and baghdad which resulted in turkey playing a key role. turkey saying isil was a common enemy. the kurdish leader said if and it was a very big if, if they needed to send more peshmerga troops, they were willing to in the battle for the syrian turkish town of kobane. all in all, the whole visit has been seen as very positive. >> thousands of people are rallying in mexico city over the disappearance of 43 students. their case has become the focal point of anger against corruption and violence in the country. >> we have followed the story. some of the protests turned
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violent in the capitol overnight. >> demonstrators clashed with police in mexico city's central square thursday night in a violent conclusion to what had been a mostly peaceful protest. police closed ranks and pushed the crowd back, quickly clearing the square. a huge throng marched through mexico city, the biggest demonstration thus far in a movement that has united many mexicans in protest. the marshes demanded justice for 43 college students from guerrero abducted in september. the government says the students were kidnapped by local police on the orders of a corrupt mayor, turned over to a drug gang and murdered. >> we want to know exactly who was responsible, who gave the orders. >> we are against a government that is in ept and corrupt. >> i ask for justice from my
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country only for the 43 students, and all the people disappearing for a long time. >> protestors also expressed outrage over a government that appears unable or unwilling to protect its citizens. approximately 100,000 people have been killed in mexico's drug violence over the past decade. 30,000 are missing. solidarity protests were held in other latin american countries, the united states and europe. the protests, which have swelled in size and intensity over the past eight weeks pose the biggest political crisis for the mexican president in his two years in office. many protestors carried signs holding him ultimately responsible for the fate of the missing students. >> why the tens of thousands of mexicans sending their government a message, their fed up with violence, corruption, incompetence and injustice.
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>> they hope their outrage will lead to real change in this deeply scarred country. rob reynolds, aljazeera, mexico city. >> d.n.a. samples are being examined to determine if the bodies belong to the missing students. >> you are looking live now at kiev where that is petro poroshenko. >> back here at home, according to the calendar, winter not starting for another month. residents in buffalo are still digging out. >> we have more on the epic storm. buffalo has gotten the worse of
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it. >> that is exactly right. buffalo is still operating under a state of emergency this morning. 5,000 workers from the state are trying to dig out the crippled city. that this storm dumped more than seven feet of snow on buffalo and 10 ever died. many others are trapped in their homes and that's a particular problem because a number of roofs have collapsed under the weight of the snow and more are threatening to. travel is nearly impossible with 135 miles of new york threw way closed and cars buried. buffalo he has a travel ban is place, which is one of the reasons this sunday's bills game against the jets will be played monday night in detroit. buffalo now has more than tripled its average snowfall by this time of year. last year at this time, not even an inch of snow had hit the ground in buffalo. >> to make matters worse, the national weather service expects more snow tomorrow. saturday could bring
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temperatures in the 50's and rain, meaning that could lead to flooding and heavier snow on those roofs. bottom line, things look like they might get worse before they get better in buffalo. >> there are concerns that massive flooding could fall all of that snow. >> to add to john's point, the codes in buffalo allow for 50 pounds of snow per square foot, multiply that out over 1,000 square foot home, homes can take thousands of pounds of weight on the roof and they're still collapsing, there's just so much right now. this is a look at the lake effect. look at lake michigan, the dry care comes over the lake and picks up mainly and bands as it comes across. that's really because of the wind flow you get and the more it comes across the lake, the more moisture it picks up and it just lined up with buffalo, as well as watertown getting a lot, as well. this is finally start to go wind
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down as the winds shift. today's snow will be spotty and light, but the other side of this, the wind shifting, that's going to funnel in warmer air. this is through the weekend. you can see those reds start to go get in the area, indications of the warmer temperatures, but these temperatures going from the 20's and 30's to the 50's with rain will add weight to the snow, the rain will and flooding as that melts. two big problems. >> thank you. >> emotions running high in ferguson, missouri on whether to indict darren wilson on the shooting death of michael brown. >> hunger game franchise hitting the big screen today. a gesture is used as a symbol of protest around the world. >> the police chase from bad to worse, that video and other's
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captured by citizen journalists around the world.
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>> time nor videos from citizen journalists around the world. in nigeria, security officers fired tear gas to stop an opposition leader from going into parliament. there was a scuffle for the speaker of the house trying to spark a debate to deal with boko haram. >> a fire in a suburb of sydney. >> kansas city, missouri, a police chase. security camera captures the vehicle that he stole crashing into a building wimp partially collapses. the suspect suffered no one life threat inning injuries. >> michael brown's father is consulting for peace. the grand jury will decide whether to indict officer
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wilson. brown's father urged protestors to work for positive change, asking them to refrain from violence no matter the decision. this comes a week after brown's family addressed the united nations. joining us now is attorney and law professor who recently traveled had brown's parents to geneva. thank you for joining us on aljazeera here. michael brown, sr. call for calm, yet we saw an up uptick in violence. >> all of us are hoping for as much peace at possible both in terms of the way the police respond and the response on the
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streets. >> it's interesting. i was reading your blog about how you were not even involved in a peaceful protest, you were actually an observer as a peaceful protest, a legal observer and yet were arrested. is that the kind of thing you are talking about when you talk about tension he between police and people in ferguson? >> yes. you know, that was the situation where i was standing five to 10 feet away from the protestors doing my job as a legal observer, trying to make sure that everything went forward in a peaceful and lawful manager, and i, myself, found myself arrested without warning. that's the sort of thing we're talking about, sort of a system take aggression that protestors have seen from law enforcement. it doesn't matter if you're a journalist like yourself, if you're an attorney, who's doing legal observing, or if you're a
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peaceful protestors exercising your first amendment rights, we've all found ourselves in the same bolt. >> is there more hope for change with the ferguson commission include be community leaders being formed? >> i think the commission has some people on it who are committed to change, so we'll see what happens. whether or not it makes it or chains the situation or eases tension, we've yet to see that. one of the problems in the past, we've seen long reports issued that have very little impact if any. if this commission ends up with the same outcome, that's a negative. >> you traveled with the brown family to speak at the u.n. why was that important that his story be told on an international platform. >> >> we had both short and long term goals for that project, so the short term goal, we thought
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if people in the united nations spoke out about the way the protestors were treated, maybe law enforcement would finally begin to see how wrong their response was. we've been saying that these are human rights violations for a long time. we figured if they wouldn't take our word for it, they would take the numb's war for it. the u.n. responded saying it looked like a civil war on the streets of ferguson where these tanks and guns were trained on citizens. we think that message was conveyed. secondly, on the long term basis, we are fighting racial profiling, fighting against police brutality and we think we need a global movement to win that fight, just like the anti apartheid movement relied on global support to see victory. we see the same thing happening here. >> it's not just about the city of ferguson. i want to get back to the michael brown case. there are reports that officer
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wilson may be in talks to resign. would that be enough for protestors to stand down? >> what the protestors have always wanted was accountability. a resignation where he gets to sort of walk off into the sunset after this killing is in my view, completely unacceptable. i don't think it was a realistic notion that he would return to work and be back on these streets again anyway, so i don't see that as an option that would ease tensions whatsoever. in fact, his refirement with his retirement plan probably would make things worse. >> attorney and law professor. >> he needs to be held accountable, i think. >> thank you for your time, sir. >> john was saying how cold it is in ferguson right now. there may be some warmer weather on the way. we turn to nicole mitchell for the answers on that. >> the same high pressure that
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related to some of the heavy snow is helping with the warm up, could also fuel some strong storms this weekend. this is doing a lot more. this high pressure as it was more to the south is a clockwise flow. it goes west to east on the nor side. as this shifts, it's going to be a southerly snow shutting down the lake effect side of all of this. that's great news. it will funnel in the warm air. it could help spawn severe storms. this jumps to sunday. a lot of 30's and 40's become 40's and 50's. we have rain start to go spawn up, heavy rain over the course of the weekend. you add in that warm air, tomorrow could be a severe weather day for places like texas. >> nicole mitchell, thank you. >> president obama laying out his plan to protect millions of undocumented immigrants affecting everything from wages to taxes to job creation. >> the clock is ticking at world
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leaders try to reach a deal on ires nuclear program. we'll break down the hurdles as monday's deadline approaches. >> live in detroit with a controversy about a wall dividing neighbors.
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>> the new hunger games movie sparking demonstrations similar to those about parts of the world. later we'll look deeper at the impact the film is having on young people. >> taking parallel parking, look at that, to the next level, the world record, and a very tight spot. >> police in ferguson, missouri making arrests following another demonstration ahead of a grand jury decision on whether to indict darren wilson who killed michael brown. brown's father is calling for peace. >> protests in mexico city turn
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violent. protestors throwing molotov cocktail with riot police blocking access to the palace's main square. >> republicans vowing a fight against president obama concerning his decision to go it alone on immigration reform. the president will sign new executive action allowing millions of undocumented immigrants to stay in the u.s. >> critics of the president's plan aren't so sure about how it will all add up. >> millions of people who currently live in this country, who can come out of the shadows, can get right with the law, they can pay their taxes. >> it's an argument the white house hopes will sell the american people on extending legal working status to millions of undocumented immigrants. lift the threat of deportation, and the economy will reap the rewards. >> you can imagine if you're a landscaper in california earning
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$7 an hour, suddenly get the minimum wage of $9 an hour, that's a huge boost. >> now, undocumented workers more likely to be paid less than the law demands and not as free to go after higher paying jobs that may better match their skills. if that changes, the liberal center for american progress estimates it would increase wages for undocumented immigrants by 8.5%. >> workers who earn more pay more taxes and spend more and help grow the economy and create jobs. while many agree on the short term economic benefits of allowing undocumented immigrants to work here legally, critics are concerned about the potential longer term impact to the nation's bottom line. >> they would pay a little more in taxes, that's true. that's not the whole story. it would end up casting more than they would pay in additional taxes. >> a study by the conservative heritage foundation found the
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average undocumented household receivers $1,400 more in public education and government services than it pace out in taxes. while extending legal working status would lower that bill to around $11,000, due to more attaches being paid, the amount could sore to $28,000 if undocumented households gain access to other government benefits like obamacare. >> supporters of extending legal working status to the undocumented say congressional action to drive that scenario is not in the cards. >> it's injury unlikely and short and medium term and long term. >> expect both sides to continue finding paths that support their positions. aljazeera. >> we're joined bay professor of campaign management at nyu. thanks for being with us. the penalty focusing on the fact he's not doing something that hasn't opinion done by other
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presidents in the past, but he's also deported more people than any other president in the past. was last night because of the nation's needs or the president's politics. >> it's a little of both. you can never discount politics when you talk about the president but there absolutely is a need. whichever number you latch on to, 11.4 million undocumented people in this country and whether a republican or democratic, everyone agrees our immigration system is broken. one of the things that the president is trying to do is move forward a policy. he can't do a comprehensive policy on his own that requires congress but he's trying to move forward an something that has been desperately broken for a long time and the house that had that bill for about a year or so. it's a long time coming. >> the president has laid down the gauntlet. we talked to the white house press secretary about the president's decision to go it alone. >> we've been waiting for house republicans for a year and a half to work on this. they won't do it.
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they've indicated they won't do it and won't even commit to working on it next year. the president is tired of waiting, just like the rest of the country. we need to bring accountability to the immigration system. >> are we spending too much time about what the president has done or should web talking more about what congress has not done? >> we really should be talks about fixing a broken immigration policy and you know, i think the real fear coming out of last night is that republicans are going to focus their time trying to counter the president, talking about him as emperor, acting like a king as opposed to addressing the issue. >> are they talking about it because they are not being asked? the one question i don't hear anyone asking republican leadership is what have you done? >> the president last night examined that question. people ever asked that question and they need a response. in their defense, there are real questions about real constitutionality when you talk about an executive order like this. they shouldn't focus all their time on that, what they should
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do for their own benefit and benefit of undocumented families. they should look at comprehensive immigration reform. the american public wants it. they may not want executive action but want reform. congress should step up. if john boehner could get his caucus to move, it would be a big benefit. >> there's an old phrase speaking something into action by talking about a government shutdown. are the democrats goading them into doing so to help in 2016. >> it would really, really hurt them. i can't imagine the republicans would go there again, given how far they dropped in the polls the last time. all this talk about shutdown and impeachment does nothing for the republican party, let alone the u.s. government or american people. they would be crazy to move in
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that direction, but we see that john boehner has a really tough time drooling caucus. this is a battle between the establishment and republican party and those on the right who feel that regardless of the impact, they want to move forward and make their case. >> thank you. >> a farmer's market is at the center of a controversy in michigan, grosse pointe park. critics say it's a barrier that divides the haves and have notes. we are live in detroit with bisi onile-ere. where do things stand now with this. >> there was talk back in august that grosse pointe park would remove the sheds behind me. three months later and only one has been removed. there are a lot of people who want to see action and patience is running thin on both sides of the border. >> detroit and grosse pointe park share a border, but both
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towns appear to be worlds apart. the contrast is stark. on one side of the border, abandoned homes, burnt out structures, a predominantly black city plagued by bankruptcy and crime. across the street, a thriving suburb, a mostly white, middle to upper class community with manicured lawns. >> the border between detroit and grosse pointe park is invisible but to many detroiters, the fences and barriers erected by the suburb over the years show a divide that has revoked racism charges. today, there's a no barricade opening up old wounds. >> it is disgusting. i do not prover of it. >> long time detroiter dorothy roach and her daughter often travel to grosse pointe park to shop but the road they would normally drive into the suburb is now blocked. >> this past string, gross paint park laid concrete closing off the intersection. a roundabout was constructed and
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three wooden sheds that house a farmers market went up. >> i'm very disturbed by this. it sends a very clear message, very clear. >> stay out. >> stay out. >> now when you reach this intersection, you ever to hang a left into this gravel parking lot and then hang a right and take another right and then go through this roundabout before crossing over. >> i think it's, you know, blatant. it is. it's a racial issue, and it's too far to me as someone that lives in the park. >> not everyone is fended. this grosse pointe park hardware store has been in the family for decades. >> anybody that says it's racial, it's kind of like you know, if that's what you want to believe, i guess i can't change your mind. i look at it and say grosse
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pointe's trying to do something positive for this area. >> some question whether the suburb had the power to block off the street in the first place. grosse pointe park never discussed the project until complaints from both sides of the border started pouring in. we spoke with the suburb's city manager. >> if our city that had 21 empty homes on the border, i don't think that would be received well by anybody. it's the same this way. >> in august, grosse pointe park reached an agreement with detroit, including removing the sheds and opening the road back up. in return, detroit will demolish over 20 blighted properties near the border. grosse pointe park said it is still waiting for detroit to get the ball rolling. >> i feel comfortable because i'm brave enough to feel comfortable. all right? but it's the constant looking at this all the time, all around me. i don't have to put up with this. this is ridiculous. >> a tale of two cities and a
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divide that will take time to heal, even after the wall comes down. >> grosse pointe park city manager are tells me that attorneys right now are still trying to hammer out an official agreement once detroit holds up on its side of the deal. i'm told these sheds will come down. >> this is an issue that city officials are taking seriously? >> >> i know that detroit city officials are taking this seriously. i tried on several occasions to talk to someone, but for some reason, this is an issue that they wanted to discuss, but again, we know that there is a deal being hammered out. it's just unclear on when things will get started. >> all right, live with a portrait of detroit, thank you. >> a summary of the senate intelligence committees new c.i.a. torture report is set to be released before the end of the year. they are almost done retacting
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items that cannot be released for national security reasons. the report focuses on the post 9/11 practice of torturing terror suspects at sites, including guantanamo bay. >> talks continue in vienna where word leaders are working on a nuclear deal. >> this is one of the biggest foreign policy priorities for the white house. the deadline is monday. we have a report. >> john kerry arriving in vienna as the clock ticks toward a nuclear deal. the p5 plus one, five permanent members of the u.n. security council as well as germany are trying to build on an interim deal. a groundbreaking agreement is still possible, said john kerry. >> we are not discussing extension. we are negotiating to try to get an agreement. it's that simple.
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if you get to the final hour, and you're in need of having to look at alternatives or something, we'll look at them. i'm not telling you we're not going to look at something, but we're not looking at them, not now. >> the negotiators closer to a deal than ever before, but the most difficult issues have been left to the end. complicating things, reports from tehran suggesting the iranian side will not make further concessions on the iraq heavy water plant used to produce plutonium and fresh comments from the international monitoring organization, the iaea that iran has not med a deadline forrequted about what t the military complex where some claim there's a secret nuclear facility. >> i call upon iran to increase cooperation with agency and provide timely access to all relevant information, documentation, sites, material and personnel.
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>> here at the united nations, secretary general ban ki-moon urged flexibility, wisdom and determination. there are only three possible outcomes, break down, historic agreement or yet another extension of the process. the next few days will be crucial. aljazeera at the united nations. >> joining us now is executive director of the american-iranian council. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> the state department announced that secretary of state john kerry has left vienna, travel to go paris. is this a bad sign? he left before a deal was struck. >> the negotiations have been going on for a while and john kerry held quite a bilateral long meeting with his counterpart last night. i believe they are trying to hammer out at the last to see if there is a deal to be reached on
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monday. i'm hopeful we can have this deal happen. >> if there was an extension of the monday deal, how would you take that? >> it's better than scrapping the whole deal. extension maybe required. they still have a lot of difficult issues to hammer out and more particularly, a time frame of how sanctions can be lifted if there is a comprehensive deal and what constraints we can place on the program to make sure it's peaceful. >> is there a red line for what iran is willing to accept or is it really just technical issues? >> of course not. the nuclear issue while there is taking issuesing long set is political in nature. it requires both u.s. and iran to have the political will to push through a deal. it maintains it's right to enrichment, capacity internally for domestic nuclear programs
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and sanctions removed and ires committee normalized. >> you think they want to normalize relations with the rest of the world. >> first, his suspicion of u.s. are long between the two opportunity tories, but the fact that he is backing the nuclear talks, giving the green light to rouhani to negotiate gives indication that he is open to the idea of removing ab's isolation they've been feeling for a long time. >> you said this was president rouhani's obama moment. what did you mean by that? >> he comes with a major hand date from the iranian people to remove the sanctions that have caused a lot of economic hardship for iranian people. he also wants to open up a new path for iran's foreign policy and regional policy.
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i think it's the same when obama came to power initially, was to bring a new taxer in relations with the world and if we allow this nuclear deal to happen from both sides, if everyone makes differ concessions when we have a breakthrough, i believe it's the first of many openings that iran con cooperate on pressing regional issues that the u.s. and iran ironically see eye to eye. >> they do, including the fight against isil. thank you so much. good to meet you. >> the parents and friends of our colleague peter are hopeful he will be released by christmas. pat al sisi said case are being reviewed, our three journalists have been falsely accused of supporting the muslim brotherhood. >> dear mr. president al sisi,
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we realize that the decision to free peter isn't entirely in your hands alone, but please, please see to it that peter is back with his family before christmas. >> aljazeera denies the allegations against our colleagues. we continue to demand their immediate release. let's hope that they are out before christmas. >> the latest film in the global phenomenon, the hunger games hitting theaters today. >> we're talking with one clinical psychologist about whether these movies are desensitizing our kids to the horrors of war. >> two oakland raiders find them receivers in an embarrassing moment during last night's game. >> president obama seeks to overhaul the immigration policy and lawmakers weighing in. >> one leader saying the president has said before that he's not king and not an
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emperor, but he's sure acting like one. the lawmaker speaking his mind, next.
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who said: >> our big quote is from house speaker john boehner weighing in on the president's announcement of an executive action to offer temporary relief to millions of undocumented immigrants. >> for something different, the latest installment of the hunger games, mocking jay part one comes out today. asian fans are going to have to wait longer, beijing delaying the release until next year. in thailand, pro democracy activists were detained after adopting the three finger absolute used in the books and should have series seen as a gesture of defiance and solidarity. we're here to talk about the effects on our children. life imitating art, that's three fingered salute from the hunger games used in thailand.
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>> this is something really nice about how it may actually get young people thinking about issues. for kids in the united states to see how this is playing out in thailand, anything that brings about so you sital change in young people or at least opens their eyes is not necessarily bad. >> does it surprise you a movie based on kids going to war is resonating so much with the viewing public. >> not at all. we live in a country in the united states where young men and i think almost kids are going to war. throughout history, who do we send as sold injuries? 18, 19 and 20-year-olds. we send our kids to war. in some ways, the hunger games, this story, really captures what war is about. the needless death of young people. i think that's why young people are sitting up and paying attention. >> are there things children are taking away from these movies that parents don't see and
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should perhaps she concerned about? >> at the ended of the day, the hunger games is a sort of brutal violent story, an honest story, but can be violent. because parents think it's targeting children, they may think it's appropriate for all children and it really is not. the last installment is stories about war and violence. parents need to know their kids, know how they handle seeing these images even in a story. i don't think it's really appropriate for the elementary school group, even if some of those more ambitious kids read the book. its up to parents to see the movie first, assess the violence and see if their kids can handle it and use it as a jumping off place to really talk about the issues in the world. let the violence of the film guide the conversation and not have it be the usually mindless violence kids don't think about and the just watch. >> a child or adult reading the books might come away with an i
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have not sight not only into his or her inner life but history and politics and the wars we're fighting now is a quote. do you agree this might cause our children to widen thor horizon? >> this film and books may well lead to that. although america is at war, because those wars fought so far away, i don't think american youth always have a handle on that. to the degree that these books with their themes are rebellion and defiance and in equity and fighting back against totalitarianism, to the degree this starts conversation, they're an eye opener. again, this is why kids should probably see this film with anine sightful adult, and getting a chance to talk about it. i do think this trilogy and film can part important conversations for our young people. >> thank you very much for being with us.
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>> broadway and hollywood are remembering director mike nichols this morning. norman leer spoke to us you about nichols. >> the entertainment world loss an icon, mike nichols. how did he affect our culture? >> he he made us loser. i think laster adds time to one's life. i think everybody in america who laughed where mike nichol made him laugh owes him a debt of gratitude. i think i could owe him a couple of years. his work has made me laugh so. >> like you, he also wasn't afraid to go there on many of these issues. >> no. >> you respected his work? >> i respected his work enormously. >> this week, we talk with
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musician and human rights activist. >> a chinese stunt driver set the word record for tightest parallel parks. he squeezed his car into a space three inches longer than the car. he and a fellow driver set a record for the motor doughnuts around a car on two wheels in one minute. >> a victory celebration almost resulted in the oakland raiders 17th straight loss. after sacking the quarterback with one minute left in the game, they decided to perfect their handshake. while defender were celebrating, the other 20 players lining up for the next play. this cost the team a timeout. the raiders did go on to win. >> let's get a last look at your weather. >> there's been a lot of focus on buffalo.
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i want to mention two other parts of the country. one is the northwest. the most potent system moving in today. this is going to be areas of heavy rain, a little snow north higher elevations, but also strong winds, so we have winter storm warnings to high winds, higher parts of the sierra, 100 miles an hour, lower 70 miles an hour. the system that will be brewing in the gulf over the weekend could cause severe weather. >> keep an eye on it. nicole, thank you very much. >> tomorrow morning, the political battle taking shape over the president's immigration plan as the white house and congress get ready for a showdown. what it could mean for immigrants impacted by the decision. that's tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. >> that's it for us here in new york. >> we leave you with our images of the day, taking a look back at the revolution in ukraine, marking the one year anniversary. >> ukrainian president petro
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poroshenko declaring a national die of freedom and dignity. intercepting messages from embassies, military bases... >> one of the america's closest allies... >> we were not targeting israelis... >> suddenly attacked >> bullet holes... ...just red with blood... >> 34 killed... we had no way to defend ourselves >> high level coverups... never before heard audio... a shocking investigation >> a conscience decision was made to sweep it under the rug... >> the day israel attacked america only on al jazeera america
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>> in the fight against isil marking an anniversary, ukraine takes time to remember an event that changed its political and territorial landscape, but... >> you can come out of the shadows and get right with the law.


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